Graduate Diploma in Economics
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
In 2014 the University of Sydney’s School of Economics launched the Master of Economics Analysis, which is rapidly becoming a benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in Australia.
This year we are launching our new Graduate Diploma in Economics, which combines an enhanced focus on industry-relevant training with the academic rigour that has long been a hallmark of our postgraduate economics coursework degrees. The new course has a distinct focus on applied economics and you will have the opportunity to tailor your study to your own interests and experience by selecting elective units from a wide range of options. We aspire for the Master of Economics to be recognised as the preferred professional development qualification in the Australian job market and the economics postgraduate degree of choice for employers seeking to hire at the postgraduate level.
The University of Sydney Economics program comes from a long tradition of excellence that started in 1920. A Nobel Laureate, John Harsanyi, numerous business leaders and many Australian politicians received their undergraduate and/or postgraduate Economics training from us. While our enviable reputation owes a great deal to our distinguished alumni community, it is complemented by the strength and dynamism of our research activities. We are ranked as world class in all fields of economics and are top-rated in the Asia-Pacific in a number of applied fields such as Macroeconomics and Behavioural Economics.
Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Economics, students must successfully complete:
(a) a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 30 credit points of elective units of study.
Further course information
Many of our recent graduates have gone on to hold senior positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank and other policy departments across federal and state governments, as well as in international financial agencies, markets and institutions. Our graduates have taken on leading roles in the corporate world and key positions in the not‑for‑profit sector. You can join them.
(a) a bachelor’s degree, from the University of Sydney with a minimum 60 percent average or an equivalent qualification or
(b) completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification.
Upgrade is possible from a Grad Cert to a Grad Dip or Masters in the embedded degree.
Upgrade is possible for a Grad Dip to Masters in the embedded degree.
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Note: International students are required to enrol on a full-time basis.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.